Reported via mobile in the Potholes / Highway Condition category by John Hutchinson at 19:21, Fri 25 December 2020
Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2447317.
Driving home on 24th Christmas at around 10:30 - 11pm when I hit a pothole and suddenly my tyre started to deflate. This is on the A43 off the A14 heading to the new police station just as you go underneath the railway bridge. There are alot of pot holes on this road and cars having to swerve all over the place to avoid makes it even harder when it's raining, small changes in any car to avoid can cause accidents. I myself hit one and had an instant tyre failure and it's not just the tyre you worry about it's any suspension, tracking, alloy damage also. 4 hours waiting for recovery at 1 - 2 degrees C isn't pleasent at all. I'm myself a motorcyclist and at 70mph hitting pot holes would cause a major accident potentially death.
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State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:21, Fri 25 December 2020
Hit this pot hole tonight at approximately 17.15 at 70 mph. It was dark and we couldn't see it. It caused instant stress due to the impact, noise and loss of control. Hoping there's no structural damage as it certainly felt that way. This is incredibly dangerous.
Posted anonymously at 22:39, Tue 29 December 2020
Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. works have been instructed and will be undertaken on Thursday 7th January on road and lane closure. reference def254113. for claim form please contact email@example.com
State changed to: In progress
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:36, Tuesday 5 January 2021
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